Join the Campaign for Oregon’s Seniors & People with Disabilities to advocate for Oregon’s home and community-based services and overall long-term care system at the Capitol in Salem. SEIU continues to be a strong voice at the Capitol. Bring your friends, family and neighbors.
Click here to register for the Lobby Day.
WHO: You and other Advocates
WHAT: Campaign for Oregon’s Seniors & People with Disabilities Lobby Day
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 5th – 8:00 a.m. until around 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Oregon Capitol Building, 900 Court St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
WHY: Because we care— and SEIU members play a critical role in advocating at the bedside and at the State Capitol!
REGISTRATION NOTE: We are matching attendees with your elected legislators for your area to schedule meetings—please register as soon as possible so we can set this up.
PARKING NOTICE: Free parking is available at the Mission Mill parking lot (located at 1313 Mill Street SE, Salem, OR 97301). We will have shuttle transportation for people between the Mission Mill parking lot and the Capitol entrance regularly throughout the day. All parking around the Capitol is set at $1.50/hour and is very limited during the legislative session.
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: If you have special dietary restrictions, please mark that on the registration form. Lunch and light breakfast will be provided.
8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Registration/Coffee in the Capitol Galleria
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Talking Point Training/Room 50
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Talking Point Training/Room 350
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Informational Displays in Galleria
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Visit your Legislators
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch from Meals on Wheels
12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Legislative Speakers/Room 50
3:00 p.m. Adjourn
Click here to register for the Lobby Day.
SEIU Lobby Days are our chance to impact the state budget and legislation by making sure that our voices are heard in Salem. In recent legislative sessions, member advocacy helped establish fiscally sound staffing ratios, restore funding for services for seniors and people with disabilities, avoid layoffs, and pass foreclosure protections.
Lodging will be provided at the South Salem Phoenix Inn with the Doubletree by Hilton (previously the North Salem Phoenix Inn) as overflow. Members traveling from more than 75 miles away are eligible for lodging the night prior to the event. Those who are unable to reach their residence by 9PM (including allotted one hour dinner break) after the meeting are eligible for lodging the evening of the event. One-half the total overnight room rate (tax included) will be covered for the individual member, thus room sharing is strongly encouraged. Any additional fees and/or charges (eg. single occupant, smoking, pets, and failure to cancel on-time) will be billed back to the individual member, excepting when they receive a single room at no fault of their own. Members travelling with client(s) will not be charged for their client(s) lodging. For details, please reference AP&P, Article VI, Section 9, & 13.
SPECIAL NEEDS (ADA)
The Doubletree and the Phoenix Inn accommodate individuals with disabilities. Members in need of special accommodations to participate in this event should contact Shoshana Loos at firstname.lastname@example.org, 503.581.1505, or 1.800.452.2146.
The Doubletree is a non-smoking facility. The South Salem Phoenix Inn has only two smoking rooms available. Smoking in a non-smoking room/facility can result in fines beginning at $250.
A complimentary continental breakfast is available at the hotel for those staying overnight. Lunch will be provided at the event. While SEIU Local 503 strives to provide options that meet most dietary needs, members with specific/strict needs should come prepared with an alternative meal option for themselves.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE / CANCELLATION NOTICE: Registration and cancellation deadline is three business days before the lobby day. Members who register and fail to cancel in time, or do not attend may be charged in full for all costs incurred on their behalf (meals, lodging, etc.)
Contact Shoshana Loos at email@example.com, 503.581.1505, or 1.800.452.2146.